strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city.
Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number...
Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s.
Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since.
Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party.
Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through.
In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass.
On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours unclear light blonde small white head
Smell is malty - whitebeer style .
Grains , some malts . Bit sweet in the back . Some bitterness , Some spices . Light mouthfeel
SnakeTown (327) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ljusgul grumlig med stort skum! Lite skumbanan i doften och den klassiska weissbier smaken!
msbernac (154) - POLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate-light body, slick feel, average carbonation, short finish
felipedaniel (5) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
el aroma tiene un toque a lúpulo que se caracteriza frente a otros olores como la miel y el trigo, su color es un dorado espeso junto a una espuma blanca que no se mantiene, es muy carbonatada y con poco cuerpo, tiene una suavidad caracterizada por un sabor un poco amargo que al final se debilita y le da protagonismo a un toque de trigo.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of white bread and citrus. Cloudy brownish gold with big head which fades fast. I taste wheat, vanilla, cream, orange, trace of hops. Feel is a bit watery, but nice drinkability. Pretty good stuff.
tadahster (100) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent. Not too many esters, however that would be truthful to the style.
Dzhigga (15) - Kirov, RUSSIA - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Hard to find banana aroma, which is standart for weizen. Some fruit/citrus notes. Hops are missing. Not the best example of weissbier. Won't buy again.
lacyhead (5) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with large light brown head that lasts for a couple of minutes with good lacing on the glass. Aroma is of yeast, clove, and alcohol with the slightest hint of banana. Taste is clove with hints of hop bittering and finishing sour. Average carbonation. Overall, a nice but not exceptional weissbier.
mikeyo1 (34) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Pours haxy golden with a white head that disappears quite quickly. Hay, banana, white bread, some clove and green apples and cardboard on the nose. Taste has some creamy sweetness with dried bananas, wheat, dried apples, some cardboard that doesn’t mix well with the nice sticky carbonation. And a really dry aftertaste of even more cardboard.
AgentAle (128) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: carbonated smell, typical wheat aroma
Taste: smooth sweet taste with dry floral finish
Appearance: cloudy gold body with bubbly white head
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